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Dead Rising

The Templar, Volume 1
Written by: Debra Dunbar
Narrated by: Elizabeth Phillips
Series: The Templar, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
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Solaria Ainsworth was born a Templar, destined to take up the mantle of responsibility and duty as her family's Order had done for hundreds of years. Except she refuses to take her Oath of Knighthood.

Barely making ends meet in Baltimore, Aria finds it difficult to obtain gainful employment with no work experience and skills in jousting and swordsmanship. Just before she's served an eviction notice, the Mistress of the local vampire family offers her a job - to research a magical symbol. It's an easy task for a woman who has spent every moment of her life either in armor, or with her nose in ancient manuscripts. The money's good, and the seven day deadlines should be no problem. But when her research reveals a sordid connection between the vampires and a mass murder, Aria needs to decide who is in the right and worthy of her protection. Modern Templars believe only God should judge, but Aria must do exactly that, or watch the Baltimore streets run red with blood.

©2016 Debra Dunbar (P)2016 Debra Dunbar

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  • Kim
  • 2019-10-02

Good parts and bad parts

The narration is a little overwrought for me, I think it influences my seeing the lead character as a bit of an idiot. I like the Templar pets of the plot and the character development excepting the parts where she gets stupid over a guy. Like really stupid. So stupid I couldn’t even listen to those parts because that level of dumb ass “but he’ll be mad at me!!!” When he’s an abusive ass is just too much for me.

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  • James
  • 2017-01-17

Not bad, but not great either

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The narration is pretty good, Phillips does a great job. The story line is fair, but the vampire love interest is very annoying throughout. Dario, Mario, or Cheerio......whatever, the same boring Edward character. Less longing romance and more character development would've made this a better listen.

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  • Erica K.
  • 2020-02-15

Fun new series!!

I’m so excited about this series and book one has started off with a bang! I like Aria as a main character. The rest of the characters are coming together nicely and I can’t wait to see how they grow.
I liked the narration for the most part except for weird pronunciation on some words (corporal and corporeal are two different words!!).
I’m excited for the rest of the series.

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  • Fran
  • 2018-07-04

A Templar girl helps a Vampire save his Vampire family

Interesting characters and world building. So many disparate rules almost destroy a Vampire family and a rouge Mage

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-01-25

Good Book

What made the experience of listening to Dead Rising the most enjoyable?

Loved how Elizabeth Phillips passion and the way she made the book come to life. Can't wait to listen to the 2nd book!

What does Elizabeth Phillips bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Just made the book come to life!